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John "Ryan" Banta

Ryan Banta is a Hydrologic Studies Chief for the Colorado Water Science Center, leading a team of multidisciplinary scientists studying water related topics. 

Dr. Banta’s interests are based in the earth sciences. He received a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Davis majoring in Soil and Water Science with an Environmental Toxicology minor. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Hydrology from the University of Nevada, Reno. His graduate and postdoctoral research focused on interdisciplinary approaches to investigate high resolution trace element ice core records from Greenland and Antarctica. Ryan currently works with the U.S. Geological Survey as a Hydrologic Studies Chief at the Colorado Water Science Center where he leads a dynamic team to meet the science goals of local, state, and federal partners on topics related to water quality, water quantity, and hydrologic processes.